Category: Bluegrass recording news

Moonshiner – first single from the Slaughters

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Shannon & Heather Slaughter have released a debut single from their upcoming album, Never Just A Song. It’s their version of the familiar mountain ballad, Moonshiner, but with a bluesy, pentatonic twist. Shannon says they heard it this way on a record by Harley Allen and […]


WDON Recordings from Frank Wakefield and Red Allen

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patuxent Music has released an absolutely classic set of recordings from Red Allen and Frank Wakefield. The WDON Recordings contain 22 tracks cut in 1963 when Red and Frank had a recurring radio program at WDON AM in Wheaton, MD. This was at a time when […]


The Final Sessions of The Dixie Bee-Liners

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Though the band is no more, Dixie Bee-Liners have released a final project, one they were in the process of recording when the band broke up in 2011. At the time, they thought of the break more as a hiatus, but it turned out to […]


2014’s Best: Daniel Mullins vs. Billboard

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Billboard, who publishes the (supposedly) quintessential music charts, have released their year-end chart of the Top 25 Bluegrass Albums of 2014. Based solely on Nielsen SoundScan sales numbers, the Billboard bluegrass charts can sometimes be a misrepresentation of what is actually popular in bluegrass music. […]


Music That Makes Me Happy for 2014

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a Bluegrass Today reviewer – not to mention as a bluegrass fan in general – I listen to a lot of music throughout the year. Most of it’s good, some of it’s not so good, but a few albums have been great. There’s twelve […]


One Critic’s Picks: The Best of 2014

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the best parts of this job is finding new music in my mailbox on a regular basis. But the fun turns into work at the end of the year, when I wade back through all of that music and try to come up […]


New direction for Sierra Hull

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sierra Hull is in the studio again this month trying to finish up her third project for Rounder Records, which is expected to be released sometime in 2015. When discussing this record with Rounder’s Ken Irwin this summer, he suggested that she was “going in […]


Snapshots from Darin & Brooke in February

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mountain Home Music has announced a February release for the next album from Darin & Brooke Aldridge. It will be called Snapshots, and is intended to present a group of songs that have meaning to the couple, just like the stack of photos they might […]


Karin Wright – You Got The Silver

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

We hear a good bit about bluegrass music in Sweden these days, but less so in neighboring Norway. It’s there, however, and we get a taste with the release of You Got The Silver from Norwegian artist Karin Wright. She’s the latest singer from outside […]


Christmas single from Stacy Grubb and Clay Hess

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stacy Grubb is set to release a new album later this month, produced by Clay Hess, and has dropped a new single this week. But it’s not a track from the new record, but a special Christmas song she wrote and recorded with Hess. Is […]